Spotlight on our cinema
NOVA SCOTIA, Canada | 85 minutes | 2019
Middle-aged Donna is working off her hours of community service — the result of a DUI conviction — in an animal shelter. Deeply affected by the plight of an old dog soon to be euthanized, she brings him home against everyone’s advice. It’s the start of a disturbing spiral of animal adoptions undertaken as a bulwark against loneliness. After a number of award-winning shorts, director Heather Young builds on her unique approach in this documentary/narrative hybrid that mixes naturalistic observation with the raw lyricism of the day-to-day. Donna’s absurd quest, fragmented into short vignettes, makes for an endearing tale whose pathos is amplified by Young’s strikingly inventive camera work.Q&A with Heather Young on October 11th and 12th
FIPRESCI Prize, Discovery Program - Toronto Film Festival
HOWARD AND JEAN, 2014, 6 minsFISH, 2016, 11 minsMILK, 2017, 14 mins
Sanja Zivkovic’s first feature is built around a complex mother-daughter relationship, damaged by the broken dreams of forced exile. Former architect...
ONTARIO, CANADA | 90 minutes | 2019
Rosie is barefoot in the rain in the streets of Vancouver. She is very young, pregnant, on the run and in danger. Older and better-off Áila takes her...
BRITISH COLUMBIA, NORWAY, CANADA | 105 minutes | 2019
A white lie, in theory, is only a half-lie, a statement that neglects part of the truth with no real intention to cause harm. When Katie parades her pale...
ONTARIO, CANADA | 97 minutes | 2019
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